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special interests and big corporations tax breaks that middle-class americans do not get. it is pretty simple. i do not think oil companies should continue to get big tax breaks when they make tens of billions in profits. i do not think hedge fund managers should pay taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. i do not think it is fair to ask nothing of someone like me when the average family sees their income decline over the last decade. when many of you are just trying to stretch every $1 as far as it will go. we should not put the burden of deficit reduction on the backs of people who have already borne the brunt of this recession. it is not reasonable and it is not right. if we are going to have seniors, students, middle-class americans to separate, then we have to ask corporations and wealthy americans to share. we have to ask everyone to play their part because we are all a part of the same country. we are all in this together. i have put things on the table important to me and democrats, and i expect republican leaders to do the same. after all, we have worked together like t
compared to what is happening today -- there is a big difference. there are lots of wonderful organizations that have popped up. we learned some hard lessons from vietnam about how not to treat our service members. we can never do enough. we can always try to do a little bit more. >> this is a variation of the same question. what is the most troubling deficiency you have seen in the treatment and assistance given returning soldiers? is there one particular thing that stands out? >> returning soldiers who are injured -- >> whether they are finished with their service or whether they come home rather rapidly. >> there are all kinds of stories. i know good stories and i know some not so good stories. let's say you are a returning veteran. your service is going to be over when you get back. you have been in the mountains of afghanistan. you saw 10 or 15 of your brothers killed before your eyes and many more wounded. you come back. there is a domestic problem at home. you get out of the service and you are despondent. you disappear. we have a lot of homeless veterans who are just trying to get a
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